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I'm biased, but go for it! (archive)

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Posted by Rich 1990 750iL on August 06, 2001 at 17:28:27:

In Reply to: Re: went to see a 750 yesterday but... posted by scarysteve on August 06, 2001 at 15:16:04:

I've had mine for about 5 months and absolutely love it. In 1990, it was voted best sedan in the world, what more can I say? If you get it, check out this board every day and you will learn a lot. There are plenty of afficionados here that WILL save you money. Odd-Jarle from Sweden helped me out on my cruise control. Had I taken my car to a dealer, I'm sure it would have set me back 250-300USD. The dealers like to replace things that could be repaired. If you are a DIYer or have the potential to be one, the 750iL is an unbelievable bargain. I paid $10k for mine, it probably sold for $80-85k new, and a new one sells today for over $100k here in the US!! Beware though, you will have jealous neighbors and you will never tire of showing off the 12 cylinder engine or hearing the one of a kind sound of the starter firing up the 300hp rocket.
That's what came to mind. Do you reckon I should go for it? It's done 150,000 miles but I reckon I can get it for 3500.

Sounds like either a leak in the power steering box or possibly some pentosin was forced out of the power steering reservoir, which could have happened if the LADs were eliminated.

Hi guys,
Went to see a 750 yesterday but when I got to the garage I found a pool of what seemed like thin oil under the front right of the car.
It seemed to have leaked out of the top of the power steering (?) tank.
I wasn't too happy, and the dealer said he just replaced the brake master cylinder.
He also said he'd replaced the self levelling rear suspension with standard shocks.
Could the 'shortening' of the hydrallic system pushed out the oil?
It's not an engine leak, so should I go ahead and buy it then fix it, or should I run away?
I can knock a bit off the price with this leak!

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